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Corned Beef & Wine?

Updated: Feb 24, 2019

The traditional St. Patrick's Day fare isn't just for beer

Because of the strong taste of corned beef, pair it with a wine that has some acidity.

If you are a white wine drinker, Riesling or Pinot Grigio are great choices.  Rieslings tend to be lighter, which will even out the heaviness of such a complex meal. The sweetness of the Riesling can also cut the saltiness of the meal.


For red wine drinkers, stay away from a heavy wine with tannins. Tannins will not pair well with the saltiness of this meal and will cause a bitter aftertaste.  Choose a lighter red wine with a bold flavor but not too sweet. A Pinot Noir or Italian Chianti are great compliments as both feature light fruit notes and some acidity.

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